(Celebrating Black History Month)

I strongly recommend that people would watch the documentary 13th by Ava DuVernay. It co-insight with my revised book “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” second edition. The film centered on race relations in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).

The film mention (ALEC) American Legislative Exchange Council is a nonprofit organization of conservative Republican state legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level legislation for distribution among state governments in the United States. ALEC provides a forum for state legislators and private sector members to collaborate on model bills draft legislation that members may customize and introduce for debate in their own state legislatures. ALEC has produced model bills on a broad range of issues, such as reducing regulation and individual and corporate taxation, combating illegal immigration, loosening environmental regulations, tightening voter identification rules, weakening labor unions and opposing gun control.

ALEC has developed model bills advancing “tough on crime” initiatives, including “truth in sentencing” and “three strikes” laws. Critics in the film argue that by funding and participating in ALEC’s Criminal Justice Task Force, private prison companies directly influence legislation for tougher, longer sentences. Corrections Corporation of America and Wackenhut Corrections, two of the largest for-profit prison companies in the U.S. (as of 2004), have been contributors to ALEC. ALEC has also worked to pass state laws to allow the creation of private-sector for-profit prisons.

DuVernay’s documentary opens with the idea that 25 percent of the people in the world who are incarcerated are incarcerated in the U.S. and argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated in the U.S. through mass incarceration. I am still looking for legitimate film directors and producers who will work with me in turning my revised book into a motion film to reach everyone in America and beyond.

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